Flashback 2 Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
2 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2023

Flashback 2 is not a blast from the past – it’s a total misfire.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
3 / 10
Nov 22, 2023

A depressingly awful sequel whose main faults are probably due to a lack of budget and development time, but that doesn't excuse it being considerably less entertaining than the 31-year-old original.

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4 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2023

I cannot in good conscience recommend this. Your time and money is better spent elsewhere.

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2 / 10
Nov 23, 2023

Flashback 2 is a shameful nostalgia cash-in that is an affront to the classic original. Unfortunately awful in every way imaginable, do not buy this game.

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54 / 100
Nov 17, 2023

A game as legendary as Flashback deserved a far superior return to this adventure that, yes, has some good ideas and passion for science fiction, but also a very poor finish in terms of technique and game design.

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3 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2023

Flashback 2 is a mind-boggling mess of a game with few redeeming features, and a sequel we just didn't need.

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Unscored
Nov 21, 2023

No doubt pushed out the door before it was ready. Yet, even when you cut through the mess there's an overall lack of quality and imagination to contend with, making it a strong contender for worst game of the year.

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3 / 10
Nov 29, 2023

It's an abysmal end, resulting in a controversial sequel, leaving fans of 1992's rad Flashback most likely preferring to return to Conrad's previous amnesia in the original's plot to forget that Flashback 2 ever existed.

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4.1 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2023

A modern sequel to Flashback could have been a title perhaps not as memorable as the original, but certainly a worthy sci-fi experience. Unfortunately, everything seems to have gone wrong as Flashback 2 is a disaster in almost every respect.

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52 / 100
Nov 21, 2023

Flashback 2 has some nice ideas but bugs, a lack of polish and the clunky design hinder the entire experience. At each step, it feels as if you’re fighting with the game to get a hit of nostalgia. Beneath the wealth of issues, there is something of merit, however, the sheer volume of issues will just frustrate and infuriate.

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4 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2023

Flashback 2 is a sequel to forget.

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3 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2023

Flashback 2 is a complete mess and it's a real shame, as its predecessor is still fondly remembered by a lot of players. We will probably never know the reasons behind such a failure, but, having spent too much time on the game, what we can do is recommending you to avoid buying it in its current state.

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3 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2023

Flashback 2 could have channelled the first game's spirit while presenting a new spin on the action. It fails spectacularly, lacking polish and nearly any redeeming qualities.

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2 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2023

A complete disaster - a game in which everything is done poorly and which is almost impossible to fix with patches.

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2 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2024

Over 20 years after the release of the original, its creators seem to either ignore or simply don't want to use techniques and ideas that have proven successful in the interim, essentially making the whole process boring.

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3.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2023

Flashback 2 needed to spend a few more months polishing its rough edges. There is no other way to put this. Whether it's due to the significant amount of graphical problems, problems in triggering events, or its inappropriate game mechanics, there are too many situations where we had to use all our patience to be able to complete it. Its basic premise is interesting and its origins exciting, but it is certainly an experience that would benefit from refinement.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2023

Flashback 2 is a pleasant surprise for the end of 2023. Admittedly, the game is far from perfect, especially in terms of gameplay. However, if we take a step back and accept that it won't be the game of the year, we can still enjoy it. It's all a question of managing our expectations. The cyberpunk ambience is successful and the story is well-crafted. You'll need 6-10 hours to complete Flashback 2. On that note, a few technical bugs that were preventing me from progressing were fixed on November 19 with a patch. As a result, I was able to finish the game on my own, and it took me around 9 hours to complete.

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60 / 100
Nov 24, 2023

Flashback 2 is a game that could have been but was left half done. It has interesting ideas but poorly executed, and the technical section shows that this game needed more time to cook properly. On the other side of the scale we find the setting, the artistic and audiovisual section, the development of the story and a certain variety. In the end the key is whether we adapt to the control or not, this being the key for Flashback 2 to become a pleasant experience or we leave it at the first opportunity, always trusting that the bugs will be fixed through patches, such as It has become customary, fortunately or unfortunately, in certain titles.

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Unscored
Nov 19, 2023

Flashback 2 invites us to discover how the adventures of Conrad B. Hart and his journey to save humanity from an imminent alien invasion continued, ignoring Fade to Black, which was, until now, its second official part. It was difficult, but we can proudly say that Microids has done a good job bringing us the essence of that game that amazed us more than 30 years ago. An adventure that, at the launch date, has some bugs, some quite serious and others not so much, but despite this, it gives us great moments of fun that make this adventure a must-have to play for anyone who enjoyed it in their childhood. with the delivery of Megadrive/Super Nintendo and wants to enjoy the same style of game again, but with the renewed aspects of current technology. In short, a recommendable game, but one that you will enjoy more once its most serious bugs have been fixed. To all this, Flashback 2 can be finished in a modest 6-7 hours, it has no difficulty levels so the only incentive to replay it is if we want to get all the collectibles.

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